The Supply Chain Of Ice Cream

Ice Cream is one commodity that will probably never go out of business owing to its forever demand. In India itself, Ice Cream is known to be 400 millilitersper capita and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% by 2022. 

 

In India, each month brings new excitement to ice cream lovers as vendors produce new flavours with each season! In fact today, varieties of ice cream such as sugar free, gluten free, vegan are all also very popular and on the rise. 

 

Ice cream is also transported in various forms such as ice cream sandwiches, cakes and bars. For all of these, it is important to keep in mind that the temperature of ice cream varies for different parts of the transportation process. 

 

Ice cream if not transported at the right temperature can easily lose its shape and form and result in spoilage. When ice cream starts to melt, that is when the deterioration process begins. This is the stage when bacteria starts growing by which even if you freeze it again won’t retain its quality, flavour or taste. 

 

For secondary and tertiary distribution of ice cream, the ideal temperature would be below freezing, and for last mile distribution, it would be between 2-8C. Ice cream is essentially dairy, and the transportation needs to be done correctly. The right packaging is crucial. The packaging should also be leak proof, should ensure that it is not easily exposed to thermal heat and must be tightly sealed. 

 

A number of companies use dry ice for the transportation process but when it comes to last mile deliveries, it becomes a problem as more often than not, there is no temperature maintenance done. This would mean that while the ice cream is being transported for home deliveries, it can be delivered melted. This is also because of external factors such as weather change, traffic and multiple openings of the transportation vehicle. 

 

At Tessol, we have ice cream delivery services for tertiary, secondary and last mile distribution. For tertiary and secondary distribution, our nova chill trucks are ideal. These are charged at our warehouse by attaching a compressor on the truck unit, which charges the PCMs which are placed inside the heat compressors. Once the desired temperature has been reached, the consignment is placed according to the requirement. Our trucks are fuel and engine independent with a rapid pull down rate, enabling multiple drops. Even if there is an engine failure, the temperature will not get affected in the least, ensuring high quality deliveries. 

 

For our last mile deliveries, we use IndiWRAP, a proprietary solution which is easy to use with no stringent SOPs. This solution maintains temperature and quality and increases delivery radius to 60+ mins with multiple drops! This solution is perfect for last mile deliveries involving multiple drops, and is cost effective and sustainable. 

 

Say goodbye to low quality deliveries, and embrace high quality and reliable solutions.